My mom wasn't the most adventurous cook. In fact she didn't learn to cook until after she married my dad. Plus there was the fact that with 8 kids and a husband who was a student and then a pastor there wasn't much money and or room to experiment.
I didn't really start to like cooking until after she passed away. When I learned it was at a boarding school where we cooked large quantities for lots of people. Not a lot of experimentation happening there either, mostly the quick, easy and lots of it.
So, now I like to troll Recipe Blogs, it's fun finding new things to try. It's amazing to me how many people are publishing these blogs and that so many of them are taking a recipe from one blog and changing one thing, i.e. whole canned tomatoes that you cut up with scissors before you dump it out of the can instead of diced tomatoes or maybe 1/2 teaspoon of salt instead of a full teaspoon. Then they may or may not say it was "adapted from so and so" and it may or may not include a link.
What's up with that? Just once I want one of these blogs to say yeah, I didn't develop this recipe and I didn't really change it but I really liked it so I'm sharing it with you. I get that it's hard to come up with your own original recipes, but you really shouldn't be calling yourself a "recipe developer" if all you are doing is tweaking someone else's recipe. I especially find the disclaimer at the bottom disingenuous, you know the one, it says if you use my recipe please link back to my site and give me credit.
Well, I guess I'll go see if I can find something new to cook for dinner. Who knows I might blog about my "newly adapted" recipe.